Online Premiere of The Potential Wives of Norman Mao!

After many years, I am so excited to share with you the online premiere of my film The Potential Wives of Norman Mao! Special thanks to the amazing cast and crew for their hard work and talent. And a big shout out to the folks at YOMYOMF for premiering the film. I hope you enjoy! Click below to watch!

Artwork of the Day: Untitled by Anders Krisár (2012)

Multi-disciplined artist Anders Krisár creates incredibly intriguing sculptures that morph the human body into unusually composed figures. The Stockholm-based sculptor’s figurative pieces present an eye-catching array of heads, torsos, and limbs that have been transformed into disembodied pieces of art with surreal compositions and imprints.

Untitled, 2011–12
Acrylic paint on polyester resin, polyurethane, oil paint, board, and metal hardware, 109,5×39,5×72,5 cm

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Artwork of the Day: Light & Shadow series by Kumi Yamashita

Kumi Yamashita has a secret power. She can place wood or metal objects in just the right light to make mysterious shadow people show their true selves. The genius of it all lies in the fact that without the lighting and shadows the objects would never give away her secret. These surprising silhouettes only come out when beckoned to do so.

Artwork of the Day: Disarm by Pedro Reyes (2014)

Pedro Reyes believes art should address social issues like gun violence, even when they’re difficult and controversial. Reyes addresses the issue of gun violence by using guns themselves. His first project began in 2007 in the Mexican city of Culiacan. As part of a campaign to curb shootings, the city collected 1,527 guns. He used them to create art. “Those 1,527 guns were melted and made into the same number of shovels,” he says. “So for every gun now, there’s a shovel. And with every shovel, we planted a tree.”

A new exhibition of the work is on display at the University of South Florida’s Contemporary Art Museum. It’s called “Disarm,” and consists of guns that have been turned into musical instruments. A few years ago, a government agency in Mexico gave Reyes 6,700 guns that had been confiscated from criminal gangs and rendered inoperable. Since then, he’s been turning them into electric guitars, violins, flutes and percussion instruments.

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Artwork of the Day: Follow the Leaders by Isaac Cordal (2011)

“Politicians discussing global warming” — that’s what social media users have dubbed this tiny puddle sculpture by Spanish street artist Isaac Cordal. Climate change and the ills of capitalism are often harped on as two of the biggest threats to society, but many of us have trouble picturing such far-off threats. Artist Issac Cordal offers us a new perspective on these issues through his provocative series of tiny cement sculptures that challenge our views of society. Thoughtfully arranged without the need for exposition, these miniaturized scenes are often arranged as site-specific street art interventions. This one was installed in Berlin, Germany in April 2011.

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